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Ahmaddiyya's Eidul-fitr message: Importance and Blessings of the Holy month of Ramadan and the eidul fitr

Jul 23, 2015, 9:38 AM | Article By: Amir Baba F. Trawally

The conclusion of the Holy month of Ramadan is a very joyous moment for believers not because the month of fasting has ended, but because they have faithfully and successfully obeyed the divine commandment of fasting. Underlying every teaching of the Holy Qur’an, there is a philosophy and the philosophy of fasting is the attainment of Taqwa, which is generally translated as the fear of Allah Almighty. Taqwa (Righteousness) also entails man’s readiness to avoid all forms of sin, big or small, manifest or hidden with so much care like a man walking in a thorny bush without a thorn prick. This is the state of the heart and actions that the Ramadan teaches us. The month of Ramadan is not a form of slavery from which man is freed with the sighting of the moon for the Eidul Fitr. The month should strengthen the soul and the body to perform more devotions and sacrifices in the way of Allah Almighty. Just like the way the physical well being of an individual is compromised without food and water, his spiritual aptitude and excellence are compromised without Taqwa. Taqwa is not a seasonal phenomenon that is acquired in Ramadan and is lost for the next eleven months; Taqwa is the condition of the heart that should be permanent and enduring. A heart filled with Taqwa is a citadel of protection against Satan.

Therefore as we emerge from Ramadan, we must go through the next eleven months with certainty of faith and all our actions must have the fragrance of the love and pleasure of Allah Almighty. We must do away with all unrighteous conducts with a sincere repulsion from the heart just like we endeavoured during the month of Ramadan.

The Eidul Fitr is not a moment of merry making, extravagance and disobedience to the commandments of Allah Almighty. It is a moment of the remembrance of the blessings of Allah Almighty especially for guiding us to Islam the true and living religion. On the day of Eid especially, and thereafter, we must be of the utmost assistance and service to the poor and needy among us. They must be fed and clothed for the sake of the love and pleasure of Allah Almighty; not for showing up. Everything must be done for them to happily participate in the celebrations of the Eid, and thereafter we should never let our poor and needy brothers and sisters go without food and clothing while we look on. Allah Almighty loves those who are dutiful to His creatures. These services to the poor are not privileges given to them; Islam considers it as their fundamental right and the obligation of the one rendering it.

On this blessed occasion, I extend to you the salaam, prayers and EID MUBARAK of His Holiness Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih V (ATBA), Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Supreme and Spiritual Head of the worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at. On behalf of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at the Gambia, Isay EID MUBARAK to everyone.

May Allah Almighty accept all the humble sacrifices we did during the Ramadan and fill our hearts with righteousness. May he guide and protect us from the evil whisperings of Satan and continue to shower His chociest favours and bounties upon the country and establish peace, security stability and prosperity upon our dear and beloved country, the Gambia. Ameen.


Yours Sincerely

Baba F. Trawally